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The hunt for bin Laden has gone "stone cold."

Published September 11, 2006 1:47PM (EDT)

"The clandestine U.S. commandos whose job is to capture or kill Osama bin Laden have not received a credible lead in more than two years. Nothing from the vast U.S. intelligence world -- no tips from informants, no snippets from electronic intercepts, no points on any satellite image -- has led them anywhere near the al-Qaida leader, according to U.S. and Pakistani officials. 'The handful of assets we have have given us nothing close to real-time intelligence' that could have led to his capture, said one counterterrorism official, who said the trail, despite the most extensive manhunt in U.S. history, has gone 'stone cold.'" -- The Washington Post, Sept. 10, 2006.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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